Culture / Living
August 7, 2015 | Events on Campus
UGA to honor 2015 inductees into Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame
On Sept. 25, the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will induct U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss and pioneering northeast Georgia dairy farmer the late Thomas Breedlove Sr. into the Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame.
August 6, 2015 | General News
Finalists for UGA-Griffin director to visit campus
Three finalists for the position of assistant provost and campus director at the University of Georgia's Griffin campus will visit UGA-Griffin later this month to meet with members of the university community.
August 6, 2015 | General News
UGA’s incoming students set new records for academic qualifications
Incoming University of Georgia students have set a new record for academic quality, with the highest GPA and SAT scores in the university's 230-year history.
August 5, 2015 | Research News
Catching a cold: Researchers identify new techniques for diagnosing respiratory abnormalities
Coughing and sneezing that often indicates the flu could be traced to a rare genetic disorder related to cilia, the small hairs that protrude from cells throughout the human body.
August 5, 2015 | General News
UGA New Faculty Tour to visit 13 cities, 43 counties
About 40 new University of Georgia faculty members will get a whirlwind tour of the state next week to better understand the geography, demographics, diversity, economy, history and culture of Georgia.
August 4, 2015 | Research News
Study finds state policies influence vaccination, disease outbreak rates
Lax state vaccination laws contribute to lower immunization rates and increased outbreaks of preventable diseases—like whooping cough and measles—according to a new study from the University of Georgia.
August 4, 2015 | Honors & Awards
WUGA-FM wins statewide award for best local radio program
Athens, Ga. - The University of Georgia's public radio station WUGA-FM 91.7/97.9 FM was awarded the GABBY Award for Excellence in the best locally produced program (non-news/sports) category at the Georgia Association of Broadcasters annual convention Aug. 1.
July 27, 2015 | General News
UGA to reduce class sizes by hiring faculty, adding more than 300 course sections
In the latest in a series of steps to enhance the learning environment, the University of Georgia is investing $4.4 million to reduce class sizes by hiring faculty and creating more than 300 new course sections.
July 27, 2015 | Research News
Study will explore taste changes related to obesity, gastric bypass surgery
Currently, one of the most effective surgical methods for treating obesity is the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, which limits the amount of food and drink that can be ingested at one time and the amount of calories and nutrients absorbed through the intestinal tract. An unintended side effect of RYGB is that it reduces the patient's taste for sweet and fatty foods-but there is no scientific explanation for why these taste changes occur.
July 24, 2015 | General News
UGA receives $1.1 million grant to support first-generation and low-income students
The University of Georgia has received a $1.1 million U.S. Department of Education grant to help support first-generation and college students from low-income families. UGA will receive funding beginning in September, distributed over the next five years under the Federal TRIO's Student Support Services Program.
July 23, 2015 | General News
U.S. Department of Agriculture undersecretary visits UGA to promote healthy eating
About 1.8 million Georgians depend on government assistance to feed their families. On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture undersecretary for food, nutrition and consumer services visited Athens to see how the university is working within the community to make it easier for those families to eat healthier.
July 22, 2015 | General News
Former U.S. Rep. John Barrow to be Scholar in Residence at UGA
Beginning in fall semester, former U.S. Rep. John Barrow will become a Scholar in Residence at the University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs. Barrow is an Athens resident with strong ties to UGA and to the Athens the community.
July 21, 2015 | General News
UGA College of Pharmacy campus in Savannah earns accreditation
Savannah, Ga. - The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy's accreditation for its Doctor of Pharmacy program has now been affirmed for its extended Southeast Georgia campus located at the St. Joseph's/Candler Health System in Savannah.
July 20, 2015 | General News
UGA’s Odum School of Ecology introduces new bachelor’s degree program
This fall, the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology will launch a new Bachelor of Arts degree in ecology.
July 20, 2015 | Events on Campus
Media advisory: USDA to visit local food partners to focus on increasing SNAP access
Kevin Concannon, United States Department of Agriculture undersecretary for food, nutrition and consumer services, will tour local food programs at the University of Georgia's UGArden, Clarke Middle School's Summer Garden, West Broad Community Garden, Campus Kitchen and Athens Farmers Market on July 22 to discuss increasing access to local, healthy food for SNAP clients.